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My memory is a good or bad as anyone else's but
I distinctly remember selling Apple ][s from our
store in Dallas which opened in the spring of 1977.

Whether we sold them in the spring of 1977 or 1978
I cannot say.

We sold serial number 11 and were told/believed that
it was the first ][ sold at retail.


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Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 08:21:51 -0700
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Subject: Re: CM> The PBS Show: Slipping a memory cog

Nelson Winkless wrote:
>I attended only one West Coast Computer Faire...in April 1977, at Nourse
>Auditorium in San Francisco.

It was at the Civic Center, in what was then called Brooks Hall (they
renamed it a couple years ago to honor rock promoter Bill Graham).  I've
never heard of "Nourse Auditorium" but possibly that's the name of one
of the halls in the same building?  Anyway, the April 1977 Faire was in
fact the _First_ West Coast Computer Faire, as you said.

Nelson also wrote about recollections of the Apple booth at this Faire.

My college roommate and I rode a Greyhound bus from Stockton so we could
be at the First West Coast Computer Faire, April 1977.  We both stopped by
the National Semiconductor booth and got our "free Scamp Computer", which
was actually not free ($5 I think) and was something called the "SC/MP
microprocessor".  I wound up giving mine to my roommate, and he wound up
designing and building an S-100 card around the bloody thing -- generating
all the proper 8080 (and 8228 and etc.) signals was the biggest challenge.
I helped him with some of the design before I dropped out of college.  I
also recall meeting a nice guy name of Dave Dutra who had a board for sale
th